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  • GOP Veep Nominee Paul Ryan Calls Rubio’s Plan "Productive"

    04/22/2013 1:03:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 104 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 21 April 2013 | Robert Costa
    Paul Ryan says the Gang of Eight’s immigration-reform plan is “productive” and “getting us closer to a solution.” Ryan will give a speech on Monday in Chicago on immigration. Representative Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a Democrat, will appear with him.
  • Emanuel: Tightening of Pa. race to be expected

    11/04/2012 8:27:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2012 | David Eldridge
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Sunday dismissed the idea that President Obama is vulnerable in Pennsylvania, where polls have tightened ahead of Tuesday's election. The mayor, a former White House chief of staff who is one of the president's most outspoken advocates, said the Obama campaign is confident in Pennsylvania despite the narrowing lead. "I think Pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted," Mr. Emanuel said on CNN's "State of the Union." The Obama campaign is sending former President Bill Clinton to campaign in Pennsylvania on Monday, but Mr. Emmanuel played down that move as well. "That...
  • Catch The Wave.

    11/03/2012 1:02:06 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 2 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | November 3 2012 | Skip MacLure
    You can see it on the horizon. It’s swelling, rising, as we speak… its speed deceptive, disguised by its magnitude, threatening to sweep everything in its path. Remember when the DeMarxists wrote us off after the last election? American patriots, under the nom de guerre of the Tea Party, had just finished handing the left (and a few RINOs) a sixty-year shellacking, and one of historical proportions at that. The insane predictability of the left never fails to amaze me. DeMarxist mouthpieces started bleating all around the country… “That was it, they (the Tea Party) shot their bolt, it’s over,...
  • Former Chair of Democrats Abroad Israel Comes out for Romney (VIDEO)

    10/31/2012 4:57:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats Abroad is the Democratic Party’s overseas party comprising American voters who live outside the United States. Democrats Abroad has chapters in many countries, including Israel. And Bryna Franklin, the former chair of of Democrats Abroad in Israel has just come out with a commercial for Mitt Romney. Video and TEXT of her comments about Obama's term in office.
  • ‘Cuban Conundrum’ vexes pollsters, Obama

    10/31/2012 4:43:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 30, 2012 | Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei
    Call it the Cuban Conundrum—a problem for pollsters who find Florida Hispanics are far more Republican than anywhere else in the nation.It’s on full display in the latest Florida International University/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely Hispanic Florida voters showing President Barack Obama clings to a narrow 51-47 percent lead over Republican Mitt Romney.But nationwide,the poll shows,Obama leads by a far bigger margin among likely Hispanic voters.The difference in Florida: Cuban voters. Without them, the FIU poll shows,Obama would handily win likely Florida Hispanic voters 65-32 percent.Not only are Cubans reliable Republican voters—they’re about 70 percent of Miami-Dade’s registered...
  • Why Catholics Will Choose President Romney

    10/31/2012 12:43:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2012 | Kate Wright
    Why Catholics Will Choose President Romney Because they can. Sixty million Americans are Catholic. One in every four American voters is Catholic. This election is about jobs, jobs, jobs -- and about that ubiquitous Catholic "swing" vote in 10 key states where electoral votes will be determined by the Catholic margin: Wisconsin, Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, the new toss-up states of Pennsylvania and Michigan, and the key states of Florida and Ohio. With 134 Catholic "swing state" electoral votes on the line, Catholics are about to head to polls and choose the next president of the United States:
  • Romney Urges Ohioans to Vote Early as Mittmentum... (R&R AD BUY IN PHILADELPHIA)

    10/30/2012 11:22:15 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10/30/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    If Romney's buying advertising in Philadelphia, it means it's in play. It means that it's in play. And, of course, "Bite Me" is in Pennsylvania. Minnesota is, I think, a three-point state right now. So Romney is buying advertising time in Philadelphia. It's as blue as Los Angeles is. Maybe bluer in ethnic ways, but regardless, they got the money to spend, and that tells me that there's a chance, and they also, I think, it may be a little bit of a rope-a-dope, spend some money in Philadelphia, make Obama spend some time there as well. Although I don't...
  • New Projection: Romney 52, Obama 47

    10/29/2012 5:09:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    The bipartisan Battleground Poll, in its “vote election model,” is projecting that Mitt Romney will defeat President Obama 52 percent to 47 percent. The poll also found that Romney has an even greater advantage among middle class voters, 52 percent to 45 percent. While Obama can close the gap with a strong voter turnout effort, “reports from the field would indicate that not to be the case, and Mitt Romney may well be heading to a decisive victory,” says pollster Ed Goeas. Should Romney win by 5 percentage points, it would increase Republican chances of gaining control of the Senate....
  • Something I just noticed about the Romney Yard Signs - Vanity

    10/24/2012 3:29:18 PM PDT · by GraceG · 15 replies
    There is one thing I noticed about the Romney Yard signs in my Neighborhood. They look like someone took an Obama Yard Sign and then plastered a "Romney Ryan" sign over the top of them... As if it is a subliminal suggestion that, "yeah I used to support Obama in '08, but now I am sick of him and now support Romney" Obama Sign: It is as if they intentionally chose the white border and blue border and then put another white box inside it that says Romney/Ryan..
  • EDITORIAL: Obama, horses and bayonets

    10/23/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | Editorial
    Condescending debate outburst exposes weak defense strategy Note to President Obama: Stop pretending you’re a military genius. “Commander in chief” is simply a title, not a skill set. In Monday night’s foreign policy debate, Mr. Obama mocked Republican challenger Mitt Romney for daring to discuss the dangerous diminution of American naval assets to levels of a century ago. “Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military’s changed,” said Mr. Obama. “We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so...
  • Ten Common Sense Reasons to Vote Romney/Ryan

    10/22/2012 5:50:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | Terry Paulson
    After seeing the first two debates and awaiting the final one tonight, never has the choice for the American voter been clearer--the contrast is highlighted in bold colors. The future of America is in your hands. Here are ten reasons to cast your vote for Romney/Ryan and to elect a Republican team to support them: 1. Romney is a turnaround specialist and his decisive leadership skills are needed now more than ever. His administration will cut costs intelligently by asking: Is this expenditure important enough to justify borrowing money from China to pay for it? If employees are adding value...
  • Suddenly, Romney has a viable path to victory against Obama

    10/21/2012 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | October 21, 2012 | John Whitesides
    ANALYSIS - Suddenly, Republican Mitt Romney has a viable path to victory in the tight battle for the White House. Democratic President Barack Obama still appears to have the upper hand in the state-by-state fight to cobble together the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency in the November 6 election. But Romney’s recent surge in the polls after his strong performance in his first debate with Obama on October 3 has propelled the Republican into the lead or within striking distance in enough states to give him a reasonable chance of beating Obama to the finish line. Ohio,...
  • PACK IT UP.. ROMNEY/RYAN, 4 and out.. It's OVER!

    10/17/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 42 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 10/17/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author
    PACK IT UP.. ROMNEY/RYAN, 4 and out.. It's OVER! THANK YOU CANDY! Without the need for a third Presidential debate, Candy Crowley's unabashed bias, made the next debate totally meaningless.. The fact that she, and the shameless display with her girlfriend last week, have stripped the veil of impartiality of the process, making Governor Mitt Romney appear to be a victim, something we never could have hoped for.. Now no one will need, or find it necessary, to watch the next debate, unless to scrutinize the antics of the moderator.. WOW, who'd a thunk?? The Economy, Benghazi, Jobs, Benghazi, Jobs,...
  • AMA committee endorses Ryan-esque Medicare reform

    10/16/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT · by Snuph · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | ED MORRISSEY | OCTOBER 16, 2012
    Video at link,--The exchange on Medicare may have been the most substantive and interesting part of the Vice President debate last Thursday night. Paul Ryan explained that the Obama administration’s robbing of Medicare Advantage to pay for Medicaid expansion would accelerate the bankruptcy of Medicare, while Joe Biden in one of his calmer moments attacked Ryan for proposing a “voucher” program. Biden claimed to have the support of the AMA in opposing free-market-based reforms such as Ryan’s proposal uses, and dramatically asked, “Who [will] you believe, the AMA, me?” Like so much of what Biden had to say — when...
  • Paul Ryan visits soup kitchen for photo op, angering its president. (MSM Hit Piece)

    10/16/2012 8:40:01 AM PDT · by apillar · 41 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Republican Rep. Paul Ryan stopped by a soup kitchen in Youngstown, Ohio, over the weekend for what seemed to be your typical campaign photo opportunity. During his 15-minute visit on Saturday morning, the vice presidential candidate donned a white apron and offered to wash some dishes that—as several bloggers and a pool reporter later pointed out—did not appear to be dirty. But according to the president of Mahoning County's St. Vincent De Paul Society, the faith-based charity that runs the soup kitchen, the campaign did not have permission and "ramrodded their way" into the facility.
  • The Perfect Romney Ryan Ad

    10/12/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 6 replies
    Here is the ad the GOP MUST run. Biden laughing and making faces in the background. Text overlay and narration “here is what Obama/Biden find funny.” Pause, dramatic ” A dead US ambassador” “Lying to the American people about a video” “Failure to secure our embassies” “lying about it” “The US Constitution” “American values of freedom of speech.” “American tradition of freedom of religion” “A failing education system” “The employment rate” “The so-called Recovery Summer of 2010, 2011, 2012″ “An economy that mildly recovered in 2009, and has been going down ever since [show GDP Chart]” “More Americans out of...
  • Romney/Ryan Rapid Response Team (join in during tonight's debate)

    10/11/2012 3:27:21 PM PDT · by randita · 3 replies
    Romney-Ryan Campaign ^ | 10/11/12 | Zac Moffat
    Email from Romney campaign: Over 100,000 of you joined us online last week during the first presidential debate at: http://debates.mittromney.com/. Thank you for being a critical part of our Rapid Response team. Nearly half of you used smartphones or tablets to stay engaged and help spread our message via social media during the debate. The vice presidential debate is tonight, and we'll be here online for you the entire time -- fact-checking the Obama campaign and backing Paul Ryan's arguments throughout the debate. Please join our effort. While you watch, be sure to visit http://debates.mittromney.com/ on your computer, tablet, or...
  • Obama's Rough Road Ahead

    10/08/2012 2:36:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    The October 3 debate ought to have been Obama's easiest to win. Although the economy is in ghastly shape, Obama's Marxist-lite rhetoric panders to the envy and greed of millions of Americans. The Democrat campaign bet heavily upon painting Romney as a rich investor with rich pals who has no idea how ordinary Americans live. Blaming misery on the successful has been the Democrat playbook since FDR (despite the fact that FDR, JFK, Al Gore, and John Kerry were and are all multi-millionaires). Polls suggested that this ploy was working again. It is not. The debate showed just how indefensible...
  • Romney and G.O.P. Make Inroads in Silicon Valley

    10/07/2012 1:20:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 7, 2012 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    SAN FRANCISCO — When President Obama makes his latest foray into Silicon Valley on Monday, he will face a technology industry more engaged than ever in the wheeling and dealing of Washington, and much more forthcoming with its political contributions — including, generously, to his rival, Mitt Romney. The two candidates, and their parties, have raised more money from technology executives and investors than they did in 2008. Altogether, Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney have campaigned here numerous times in the last year. And as the stakes for the industry have grown higher in Washington, both candidates have at least...
  • Jesse Jackson, Wright 'arranged' Obama marriage

    10/04/2012 8:10:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Oct 3, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    As a young single woman, Michelle Robinson was a fixture in the home of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who along with Rev. Jeremiah Wright “arranged” her marriage to Barack Obama, according to sources in Chicago who know the couple. Jackson’s daughter, Santita, is still one of Michelle’s best friends. “It all relates back to Trinity and to the Jesse Jackson orbit of blacks here in Chicago who gave Obama legitimacy and helped him establish his identity as a black man,” Robyn explained. “The political left wanted to push a black to the presidency, and the key operatives in the...
  • Trinity Church members reveal Obama shocker! (Jeremiah Wright and the "Down Low" gang)

    10/02/2012 9:33:36 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 62 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    'Matchmaker' Rev. Jeremiah Wright 'provided cover for gays' After nearly four years in office, many Americans still express frustration that much about Barack Obama remains a mystery as establishment media remain incurious about the Democratic president, while seemingly ready to dispatch crack investigative teams at a moment’s notice to probe into the personal lives of Republican figures such as Sarah Palin. Largely ignored in 2008 was research by the Hillary Clinton campaign based on contacts developed with members of the church Obama attended for two decades, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. This is the first of a series...
  • They Want You to Think the Election is Over

    10/01/2012 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some shocking news in the Drive-By Media today. The election is over. Mitt Romney has lost. It's all over out there. Actually, that's not the case. The polls today are starting to tighten up exactly as predicted here. Now we're into October. The debate is Wednesday night. Have you noticed what's going on with this? The DNC and Howard Dean and a number of others... Even Obama himself is saying, "Mitt's a much better debater than I am." They're really out there lowering expectations for Obama in the debate on Wednesday night, and he's got a tough...
  • Romney tax plan: Is it 'mathematically impossible' or not?

    09/28/2012 10:20:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 28, 2012 | Mark Trumbull
    One study said Mitt Romney's tax-reform numbers don't add up. Another says they do..... .....The Tax Policy Center calculated that even if all tax breaks they assumed to be available under Romney's criteria were wiped out for high-income earners, it wouldn't be enough to keep Romney's plan revenue neutral. Middle- or lower-income households would need to kick an extra $86 billion a year to meet the target. How? Deductions and other tax breaks would have to be reduced by an amount outweighing their 20-percent tax-rate cut. .....Separately this week, Romney-camp economist Kevin Hassett called the Tax Policy Center report "the...
  • Paul Ryan Says He's Now Okay With Gays in the Military

    09/27/2012 3:58:37 PM PDT · by Windflier · 129 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, told a West Palm Beach, Fla., television station over the weekend that he is now okay with homosexuals in the military and does not want to reverse the repeal of the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. “I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater, and they just didn’t think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm’s way in combat,” Ryan told WPTV Saturday, when asked about the one-year anniversary...
  • Romney: Bain Builds Up, Then Harvests Companies (Another Romney Tape)

    09/27/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 27, 2012 | Gregory J. Krieg
    a video made public today, but recorded sometime in the summer of 1985, Mitt Romney explains in frank terms how his then newly-minted private equity firm planned on making money. "Bain Capital is an investment partnership which was formed to invest in startup companies and ongoing companies, then to take an active hand in managing them and hopefully, five to eight years later, to harvest them at a significant profit," Romney tells employees of Bain & Company, the consulting firm that spawned the new venture. The clip, which was given to Mother Jones by a former Bain employee, comes off...
  • Romney: Obama yet to 'level with the American people' about Libyan attack

    09/25/2012 6:43:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 9/25/2012
    Mitt Romney, in a joint Fox News interview with running mate Paul Ryan, accused the Obama administration of failing "to level with the American people" about how the U.S. Consulate in Libya was attacked, leaving the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead. "Look, we expect candor from the president and transparency, and he continues to refuse what is said by the other members of his administration: This was a terrorist attack. We were attacked apparently by Al Qaeda and it is a very troubling development," Romney said during a campaign stop in Ohio. Romney's comments underscored complains made by...
  • Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction

    09/24/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 84 replies
    WPTV.com ^ | 09/23/2012 | Alex Sanz
    MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated. "Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves." Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote...
  • Romney says his campaign doesn’t need a ‘turnaround’

    09/23/2012 8:51:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 186 replies
    Yahoo News—The Ticket ^ | September 23, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney insisted his campaign is not in need of a "turnaround" in spite of polls showing President Barack Obama expanding his lead in battleground states. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes," the Republican presidential nominee rejected criticism from conservative pundits who have called his campaign incompetent. "It doesn't need a turnaround," Romney insisted, pointing to national polls that have him "tied" with Obama. "I've got a very effective campaign. It's doing a very good job." …
  • Purple Poll: Romney over Obama 48-47 (Florida )

    09/23/2012 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | September 23, 2012 | WILLIAM MARCH
    Mitt Romney leads President Barack Obama in Florida by a single point, 48-47 percent, in a new installment of the Purple Poll, a result unchanged from the poll's last installment in August. The Purple Poll is done in a dozen "purple states," states that could swing between Democrats and Republicans, by a bipartisan polling group. Overall in all 12 states, it shows Obama advancing significantly, from a 1-point deficit in August, 47-46 percent, to a 5-point lead, 49-44 percent. The result differs somewhat from a couple of other recent polls, including a Fox News poll showing Obama with a 5-point...
  • Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program [Ryan "Unleashed"]

    09/22/2012 9:57:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 21, 2012
    Sep 22, 2012 Paul Ryan Talks Space Exploration, Accuses Obama of ‘Dismantling’ the Program ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s a topic Paul Ryan hasn’t discussed before on the campaign trail, but at an event today Paul Ryan unleashed on President Obama on the issue of space exploration, saying he has “presided over a dismantling of the space program over the last four years.” “We are near the space coast, I think it’s important that we have a space program that has a clear space mission, a space program that we know where we are heading in the future, and a space...
  • Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing in Denver

    09/21/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 24 replies
    KDVR ^ | 9/21/12
    DENVER – The campaign plane carrying Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, made an emergency landing in Denver around 2:25 Friday afternoon, the campaign reported via Twitter. Andrea Saul, the campaign’s press secretary, tweeted: “.@AnnDRomney plane makes emergency landing in CO. All okay. Thank goodness.” Another tweet from the campaign’s Ryan Williams described the plane as “filled with smoke.”
  • Romney: I'll deliver recovery, not dependency

    09/18/2012 10:21:04 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 16 replies
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  • Amid Discord, Romney Seeks to Sharpen Message

    09/16/2012 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    With time dwindling for him to gain an edge in the presidential race and with an outbreak of finger-pointing signaling trouble in his campaign, Mitt Romney plans to begin an offensive this week, his aides said, seeking to give voters a clearer picture of where he wants to take the country. Amid a clamor of calls from prominent Republicans for Mr. Romney to offer a major policy address to answer voters’ continued questions about his plans, his aides said he would present a series of speeches, television commercials and events promoting his five-point economic policy, even as he concentrates on...
  • Team Romney Must Sharpen Its Message

    09/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies
    Creators.com ^ | 9/11/12 | David Limbaugh
    The November elections are a Republican landslide begging to materialize, but will the GOP make it happen? I believe so. I'm not buying these negative polls, but to increase our chances, let's sharpen the message, not dilute it. A recent Fox News story reports that Romney and Ryan are both beginning to emphasize a bipartisan message rather than sharpen the contrasts between Obama's manifest failures and their plan for America. They must not follow this suicidal path. Now is not the time for them to go all John McCain on us and downplay what Obama has done or to apologize...
  • Romney Email: STATE OF THE RACE

    09/11/2012 12:29:43 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 19 replies
    Email ^ | 9/10/2012 | Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster
    Rec'd the following email today from the Romney campaign. MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties FROM: Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster RE: State of the Race DATE: September 10, 2012 Don't get too worked up about the latest polling.  While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly.  The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama Presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race.   In his acceptance speech, President Obama did not offer any solutions for the millions...
  • Paul Ryan Attends Fundraiser at Safeway CEO's home, Will Visit Danville Home Saturday Morning ...

    09/08/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Walnut Creek, CA Patch / Patch.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Patch.com staff
    Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan will stop by the Danville home of a former San Francisco 49er for a fundraiser on Saturday morning. The San Jose Mercury News reports Ryan will be attend the breakfast fundraiser at the home of retired football player Brent Jones. The breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. [...] Earlier tonight Ryan was at a fundraiser at the Alamo home of Steven Burd, the Chief Executive Officer of Safeway Inc., the Pleasanton-based grocery store chain.
  • Paul Ryan In Danville: A Recap of the Congressman's Visit

    09/08/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT · by thecodont · 17 replies
    Pleasanton Patch / Patch.com ^ | September 8, 2012 8:04 a.m. | By David Mills
    Here is a live blog of the appearance this morning of Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, at a breakfast fundraiser at the Danville home of former San Francisco 49er Brent Jones. 9:45 a.m.: A quick get-away for Congressman Ryan. The Republican vice presidential nominee walked out of the home with Jones. He then climbed into his black SUV-like vehicle and the convoy led by the CHP drove off. Ryan was in the house for about an hour. He's on his way to Mountain View. The valets keep running and the guest keep waiting for their cars. One...
  • In The Opinion of the Chair: Obama's Democrats Telegraph Obama's Campaign

    09/07/2012 8:42:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Just as America prepares to hear a plea from Barack Obama for four more years, The Daily Beast arrives with a big leak of Bob Woodward's latest big book. Not helpful to the president's case. Not helpful at all. America does not need for more years of an in-over-his-head whiner; a petulant egomaniac who does not seem to understand the most basic of economic principles and who is a lousy negotiator to boot. Last night Bill Clinton did his best to raise a prostrated presidency, but for all the reasons detailed in The Brief Against Obama and because of the...
  • GAO confirms Obama administration overstepped bounds in welfare law changes (So who are the liars?)

    09/06/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 5, 2012 | Howard Portnoy
    The Obama administration’s efforts at extending executive authority were dealt a setback on Tuesday. The bipartisan Government Accountability Office flagged the administration’s end run around Congress in its July memo announcing changes to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) act, aka “welfare reform.” The GAO said that the White House needs to give Congress the chance to block its plan that permits states to tweak the work requirements that needy families must satisfy in order to receive government assistance under the program. The official word came in the form of a letter to lawmakers from GAO’s general counsel, Lynn...
  • The First Four Years Are The Hardest… [open letter to Mitt Romney]

    09/06/2012 1:21:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    mikeroweworks.com ^ | September 3, 2012 | Mike Rowe (host of "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery channel)
    Dear Governor Romney, My name is Mike Rowe and I own a small company in California called mikeroweWORKS. Currently, mikeroweWORKS is trying to close the country’s skills gap by changing the way Americans feel about Work. (I know, right? Ambitious.) Anyway, this Labor Day is our 4th anniversary, and I’m commemorating the occasion with an open letter to you. If you read the whole thing, I’ll vote for you in November. First things first. mikeroweWORKS grew out of a TV show called Dirty Jobs. If by some chance you are not glued to The Discovery Channel every Wednesday at 10pm,...
  • Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist

    09/05/2012 9:40:41 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 26 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | unknown
    Feds Seek Prison Time For Obama "Hope" Artist Prosecutors want Shepard Fairey sentencing to serve as a warning SEPTEMBER 5--Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. In advance of Friday’s scheduled sentencing of Fairey in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the Department of Justice has filed a memorandum arguing that a prison term for the 42-year-old artist would be “appropriate.” However, prosecutors did not specify how long Fairey...
  • Five Reasons Ohio Will Go Romney-Ryan

    09/02/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 9/2/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    After visiting victims of Isaac in Louisiana, Mitt Romney swept into Cincinnati to campaign before a huge crowd with Speaker John Boehner even as Paul Ryan campaigned at the season opener between the Ohio State and his alma mater Miami University. (Ryan's Redhawks lost to the Bucks as expected, but many Redhawk alums are Ohio State fans, and if you are going to lose a game, lose the first game of the Urban Nation era.) The invasion of the Buckeye State by Romney/Ryan is going to intensify for all the reasons noted in Sunday's lead story in The New York...
  • Reader: “At huge Jacksonville Landing Romney-Ryan event – place is insanely packed”

    09/01/2012 8:02:38 PM PDT · by lasereye · 76 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | September 1, 2012 | William Jacobson
    So writes reader Jim, who sends along several photos from the Romney-Ryan rally in Jacksonville which is starting as of this writing. (added: Prof. Reynolds also is posting reader photos) He further writes: “Line for RomneyRyan Jax Landing event – two lines both way longer than this appears”: Jacksonville Landing was absolutely electric with I would estimate two to three thousand people screamIng for Romney and Ryan. It was a total blast to be there. It was literally one of the most fun things I have ever done. The warm up speakers included Jennifer Carroll, the African-American Republican Lieutenant Governor...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Mitt 47% Obama 44%)

    09/01/2012 6:58:15 AM PDT · by Lib-Lickers 2 · 105 replies
    Rasmussen Polling ^ | September 01, 2012 | Rasmussen
    Saturday, September 01, 2012 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows Mitt Romney attracting support from 47% of voters nationwide, while President Obama earns 44% of the vote. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Eastwood Rightly Mocks An Empty-Chair Presidency

    08/31/2012 4:23:14 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 141 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | August 31, 2012
    Tampa 2012: In remarks to a chair as vacant as the one in the Oval Office, a Hollywood icon reminds us that the president is a failed employee of the people and it's time to let him go. As performance shtick, it may not have come off perfectly. But judging from the reaction from those "left of Lenin," as 82-year-old Hollywood legend described it during a sort of surprise appearance at the Republican National Convention Thursday, it skewered our absentee president perfectly. "Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic," tweeted "left of Lenin" film critic Roger Ebert...
  • The Next President

    08/31/2012 7:29:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | 8/31/2012 | Erick Erickson
    What a difference a speech makes. As Ari Fleischer noted on CNN, the same media that was cool with the shallow vapidity of hope and change in 2008 is now demanding specifics from Mitt Romney. Last night in Tampa, he gave the one set of specifics he needed to give — a course correction. The Democrats are screaming that it is a return to the 1950′s, when unemployment was less than it is now. That is a talking point. Mitt Romney made a very simple case for himself last night: the President promised the oceans and the earth. He’s just...
  • Romney: 'My Country Deserves Better!' (Acceptance speech excerpts)

    08/30/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 158 replies
    Here are excerpts of the remarks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to deliver this evening in Tampa, Florida: Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us. When that hard fought election was over, when the yard signs came down and the television commercials finally came off the air, Americans were eager to go back to...
  • (Live Thread) Day 4 Republican National Convention

    08/30/2012 4:31:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1,851 replies
    RNC ^ | 30 Aug 2012
    THURSDAY — 7 p.m. Call to order Introduction of Colors US Central Command Joint Forces Color Guard Team Pledge of Allegiance by Dylan Nonaka National Anthem sung by SEVEN Invocation by Ken and Priscilla Hutchins Remarks by Republican Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Reagan Legacy Video Remarks by former House Speaker and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and wife Callista Gingrich Remarks by Craig Romney — 8 p.m. Remarks by former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla. Remarks by Bob White, chairman of Romney for President campaign Remarks by Grant Bennett Remarks by Tom Stemberg — 9 p.m. Remarks...
  • Ryan: 'After Four Years of Getting the Run-Around, America Needs a Turnaround' (Speech excerpts)

    08/29/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 66 replies
    Excerpts released by the Romney campaign from Paul Ryan's address tonight to Republican convention in Tampa, Florida: "I accept the calling of my generation to give our children the America that was given to us, with opportunity for the young and security for the old – and I know that we are ready. Our nominee is sure ready. His whole life has prepared him for this moment – to meet serious challenges in a serious way, without excuses and idle words. After four years of getting the run-around, America needs a turnaround, and the man for the job is Governor...
  • Photos: Massive Crowd at Romney/Ryan Rally in Ohio

    08/26/2012 12:58:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Right Newz ^ | August 25, 2012
    [The crowd that turned out Saturday morning to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak at the Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, Ohio.]